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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and Divine Intimacy Radio, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, and his newest books Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep and Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

God’s Little Victim – Divine Intimacy Radio Show and Podcast

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Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles discuss the meaning of being “God’s little victim” and the idea of consoling God.  Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why can’t St. Thérèse receive Holy Communion often? What does St. Thérèse mean by being a “little victim”? Does this imply self-pity? Why does she compare herself to a tabernacle? Does... Read More

A Video from Dan Burke

January 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Avila Foundation, Avila Institute, Dan Burke, Donate, Videos, Webinar

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Dear Friends, I would like to share with you the latest exciting news regarding the world wide impact of the Avila Foundation. If you were not able to join us on Tuesday for our online meeting you will find a recording of the meeting below. We are grateful for all your support and hope that it is encouraging to you. Click the Avila Advocate image below or HERE to play the video. Thanks again for... Read More

I Am the Truth

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“I Am the Truth”   Presence of God – O Jesus, Incarnate Word, splendor and brightness of the Father, instruct and illumine my soul. MEDITATION Jesus came to give us life and to show us the way which leads to it. He, the Teacher of life, is also its source. At the beginning of Jesus’ apostolate, the heavenly Father presented Him to the world as its divine Teacher. The Holy Spirit,... Read More

The Merits of Jesus Christ

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Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles explore the merits of Jesus Christ and how we can offer these merits back to God.  Topics/Questions covered in the show: How do the merits of Jesus Christ “belong” to St. Thérèse, and how can she offer them to God? The Father looks upon us through the His beloved Son, Jesus Christ. How can we offer the merits of the saints... Read More

I Am the Life

January 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, Meditations

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I Am the Life   Presence of God – O Jesus, Fount of life, may Your life ever increase in my soul. MEDITATION Jesus explained His mission in these words: “I am come that they may have life, and may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). What is this life which He gives us? It is the life of grace, which is a participation in His divine life. Jesus is the Incarnate Word; in His divine nature... Read More

Join Dan for His Avila Advocate Call

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Join Dan for His Avila Advocate Call   Whether you support us, the Avila Foundation, by praying, volunteering, donating financially or sharing our work with others, thank you for being a partner in the work of the Avila Foundation. Your support for SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and Divine Intimacy Radio move our ministry forward. We are grateful for all... Read More

To Be an Oblation to Divine Servitude – Living the Mystery of Merciful Love

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Description: This week, Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles dive into the oblation of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and take a closer look at her desire to serve the Lord; to be an Oblation to Divine Servitude. Topics/Questions covered in the show: How can St. Thérèse “save souls on earth by liberating those suffering in purgatory”? How can God be her holiness? St. Thérèse recognizes her... Read More

The “Little Way” of Saint Therese of Lisieux

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Description: This week Dan and Melissa speak with Dr. Anthony Lilles about the “Little Way” of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and how this practical guide to spirituality can help anyone find Christ.  Topics/Questions covered in the show: Saint Thérèse explains that Jesus’ heart breaks when Christians are ungrateful for what He has done in their lives, especially when they reject... Read More

God has Revealed His Love through His Son

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God has Revealed His Love through His Son* From a letter to Diognetus No man has ever seen God [1 John 4:12] or known him, but God has revealed himself to us through faith, by which alone it is possible to see him. God, the Lord and maker of all things, who created the world and set it in order, not only loved man but was also patient with him. So he has always been, and is, and will be: kind, good,... Read More

Glory to God

December 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, Meditations

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Glory to God Presence of God – I unite myself in spirit to the angelic choir singing the glory of the Lord over the fields of Bethlehem. MEDITATION The Word was made flesh for our salvation and happiness. However, the primary end of the Incarnation is God’s glory, which is the end of all His works. He, the one absolute good, cannot will anything apart from His glory. By sending His only Son to... Read More

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